Questions about StoreMI

Discussion created by johan501 on Apr 4, 2019
Latest reply on Apr 10, 2019 by colesdav

Hi everyone!


First I want to say that I'm new here and English is not my main language. My English is not very good.


Specs below.

So, I have an MSI motherboard with Ryzen 5 2600. I have multiple drives in my gaming pc, 2x m.2 SSD, 2x HDD and 1x 2,5inch SSD. I installed StoreMI and I am using it for Data drives only (not bootable). A 2TB HDD combined with a 120GB Sandisk 2.5inch sata SSD with the 2GB RAM cache enabled. The benchmark CrystalDiskMark showed higher speeds, but when I load a game, its just a little faster then the other HDD (3TB). Even file transfers seems to be slowed down, but I am really sure if that is the case.


I installed Just Cause 4 on 3TB HDD (without StoreMI) and started the game. Stopwatch in tablet on when I click play and ends in menu of the game. That was about 71 seconds.


Then 3 times on the StoreMI combination;

First 85 seconds, then 65 and last one was 64 seconds.


My questions:

  1. Why not a real improved speed like the advertising?
  2. Does it depends on hardware? (I mean like diffrent types of 2.5" ssd's)
  3. Or is it just like an SSHD? I don't fully understand what StoreMI exactly does.
  4. And does someone know why only 2GB of RAM cache? I have a lot more to spend for that (32GB)



Gaming PC specs:

AMD Ryzen 5 2600

MSI X470 Gaming Plus

32GB of DDR4-3000MHz RAM

GTX 1070

Seasonic 550w PSU

1x 240GB M.2 NVME SSD (Windows 10)

1x 500GB M.2 Sata SSD

1x 3TB HDD

1x 2TB HDD combined with the 2.5" 120GB SSD


If I'm doing something wrong, just say it.